The Weekly Plan-It: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Thursday, August 29
City Council Workshop: Tennova Zoning Request 5 p.m., City-County Building, Main Assembly Room.

So: Tennova Healthcare has an option to buy a wooded 107-acre plot of land on Middlebrook Pike in order to build a new hospital to replace its aging Physicians Regional Medical Center (St. Mary's). However, many nearby residents don't want the agricultural area rezoned to office, and don't want the hospital. Tennova will be there, and a public forum will be open. Should be an interesting workshop!

Saturday, August 31

Knox Heritage Salvage Room Sale

10 a.m.-2 p.m., 745 Shipley Lane, Lenoir City.

Does a year go by without the University of Tennessee demolishing a Victorian house as part of its campus master plan? Well, at least you can own parts of this one—the 1910 Keller House on Cumberland Avenue was dismantled in 2006 to make way for the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Proceeds from the sales benefit the Knox Heritage preservation group.

Sunday, Sept. 1


1-10 p.m., Neyland Drive at Volunteer Landing. Free.

Yes, lots of people, lots of parking challenges. But more importantly, this year Boomsday is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee to raise funds to feed the hungry in 18 nearby counties. Donate a dollar and get a sticker that says "I fed three people today." Not a bad way to spend a dollar before the cannonade begins.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Fort Dickerson Road Realignment Meeting

6 p.m., Flenniken Landing (115 Flenniken Ave.)

Fort Dickerson Park in South Knoxville doesn't get much attention—one reason may be its unremarkable entry way off Chapman Highway. So, the city is planning on realigning the entrance and seeks your input at this public meeting. Project plans and renderings will be available.

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